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James Franco

1978-04-19 Palo Alto, California, USA

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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor. He left college in order to pursue acting and started off his career by making guest appearances on television series in the 1990s. Franco landed a lead part on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks and later achieved recognition for playing the titular character in the TV biopic James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Franco has appeared in an eclectic range of projects since the 2000s. Ranging from period to contemporary pieces, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicized indie films, as well as fantasy movies to biopics and soap operas. Other notable films include Pineapple Express, a stoner comedy that earned him his second Golden Globes nomination, the Harvey Milk-biopic Milk (both 2008) as well as Danny Boyle's 2010 movie 127 Hours, about real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston's struggle to free his hand from a boulder. His performance in 127 Hours earned him nominations for many high-profile awards, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and SAG Awards (None of which he won) Franco has hosted the skit comedy Saturday Night Live twice as well as the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. He volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and is in a relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Franco, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Out of Shadows Self (archive footage) 2020-04-10
Arctic Dogs Lemmy (voice) 2019-11-01
Don't Come Back from the Moon Roman Smalley 2019-01-18
The Pretenders Maxwell 2019-09-27
The Long Home Dallas Hardin 2019-08-01
Zeroville Vikar 2019-09-19
Kin Taylor Balik 2018-08-29
Future World Warlord 2018-05-25
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones") 2018-11-09
Mississippi Requiem 2018-05-17
Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary Himself 2018-08-02
The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau 2017-03-12
Actors Anonymous Jake Lamont 2017-03-05
The Vault Ed Mass 2017-09-01
The Show Male Host 2017-09-21
In Dubious Battle Mac McLeod 2017-02-17
Blood Heist Farmer Simon 2017-07-28
High School Lover Rick Winters 2017-02-04
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper Capt. Jacob Branson 2017-02-22
Alien: Covenant Jacob Branson (uncredited) 2017-05-09
The Mad Whale 2017-06-14
The Institute Dr. Cairn 2017-03-03
Why Him? Laird Mayhew 2016-12-22
The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2016-04-15
Burn Country Lindsay 2016-04-16
Memoria Mr. Wyckoff 2016-04-08
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Director 2016-06-18
Yosemite Phil 2016-01-01
The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Himself 2016-03-08
A Walk in Winter Conrad 2016-03-19
Goat Mitch 2016-09-23
Sausage Party Druggie (voice) 2016-07-11
The Caged Pillows David D-R+ 2016-06-03
King Cobra Joe Kerekes 2016-10-21
Wild Horses Ben Briggs 2015-06-05
Black Dog, Red Dog Leo 2015-07-23
Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2015-09-03
True Story Christian Longo 2015-04-17
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2015-03-25
The Little Prince The Fox (voice) 2015-07-29
The Night Before James 2015-11-20
Richard Peter Johnson James Franco 2015-12-01
Call Me Lucky Himself 2015-08-07
Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas Eldan 2015-04-02
Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha Pasamonte 2015-01-07
The Sound and the Fury Benjy Compson 2015-10-23
I Am Michael Michael Glatze 2015-01-29
Killing Animals Mr. Hurston 2015-06-01
Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Obituaries Felix Mitchum 2014-06-13
Veronica Mars Himself (uncredited) 2014-03-13
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (archive footage) 2014-06-26
Child of God Jerry 2014-04-28
Palo Alto Mr. B 2014-05-09
Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto Himself 2014-05-28
Good People Tom Reed 2014-08-12
The Interview Dave Skylark 2014-12-25
National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men George 2014-11-06
Future Relic 02 The Searcher 2014-11-28
Spring Breakers Alien 2013-01-24
Oz the Great and Powerful Oz 2013-03-07
Sal Milton Katselas 2013-11-01
Playtime The Art Dealer 2013-11-07
Maladies James 2013-02-09
As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren 2013-10-09
Interior. Leather Bar. 2013-01-18
Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013-08-08
Roast of James Franco: Red Carpet Pre-Show Self 2013-08-02
Third Person Rick 2013-09-09
Homefront Gator 2013-11-12
What is Cinema? Himself 2013-09-06
This Is the End Himself 2013-06-12
A Fuller Life Himself - Reader (segment "Copy Boy") 2013-08-28
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Himself 2013-09-02
The Letter Tyrone 2012-09-06
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present Himself 2012-01-01
The Color of Time C.K. Williams (age 40) 2012-11-16
The Broken Tower Hart Crane 2012-04-27
About Cherry Francis 2012-02-14
The Iceman Marty Freeman 2012-09-01
Eames: The Architect and the Painter Narrator 2011-11-18
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011-08-03
Your Highness Fabious 2011-04-08
The Green Hornet Danny Crystal Cleer 2011-01-12
Date Night Taste 2010-04-08
Saturday Night Himself 2010-05-02
14 Actors Acting Himself 2010-12-08
Eat Pray Love David 2010-08-12
Love and Distrust Travis (Segment 3: Grasshopper) 2010-08-16
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
127 Hours Aron Ralston 2010-11-05
Shadows & Lies William Vincent 2010-04-25
Masculinity & Me 2010-06-23
Howl Allen Ginsberg 2010-08-26
The Room Before and After - Part 1: James Franco 2009-05-01
Erased James Franco Himself 2009-04-05
Milk Scott Smith 2008-11-05
Good Time Max Max 2008-10-28
Pineapple Express Saul Silver 2008-08-06
Camille Silias 2008-04-13
Nights in Rodanthe Mark Flanner 2008-09-26
Knocked Up Himself (uncredited) 2007-06-01
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Dean Silo 2007-01-21
An American Crime Andy 2007-07-27
Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Unsuspecting Husband 2007-01-01
The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis Justin Bobby 2007-01-01
Spider-Man 2.1 Harry Osborn 2007-04-17
In the Valley of Elah Sergeant Carnelli 2007-08-31
Interview Boyfriend on Phone (voice) 2007-07-13
Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn / New Goblin 2007-05-01
The Holiday Himself 2006-12-08
The Wicker Man Bar Guy #1 2006-09-01
Grasshopper Travis 2006-10-09
Annapolis Jake Huard 2006-01-27
Tristan & Isolde Tristan 2006-04-07
The Dead Girl Derek 2006-11-07
Flyboys Blaine Rawlings 2006-09-22
The Ape Harry Walker 2005-06-18
The Great Raid Captain Prince 2005-08-12
Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn 2004-06-25
The Company Josh 2003-09-10
Blind Spot Danny 2003-06-15
Mother Ghost Skateboarder guy 2002-08-08
Deuces Wild Tino 2002-05-03
The Car Kid 2002-05-11
Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002-05-01
Sonny Sonny 2002-10-26
You Always Stalk the Ones You Love 2002-07-07
City by the Sea Joey 2002-09-06
Some Body Apartment Guy #3 2001-01-19
Mean People Suck Casey 2001-01-01
James Dean James Dean 2001-08-04
Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell 2000-03-31
If Tomorrow Comes Devin 2000-01-01
At Any Cost Mike 2000-08-16
To Serve and Protect Matt Carr 1999-02-14
Never Been Kissed Jason 1999-04-09
Kill the Czar
Multiple Man Jamie Madrox / Multiple Man
The Labyrinth Narrator (voice)